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Ryan Lochte Talks Meeting Prince Harry in Vegas on 'Today'

Ryan Lochte Talks Meeting Prince Harry in Vegas on 'Today'

Ryan Lochte arrives at Rockefeller Plaza for his Today show interview on Thursday morning (August 23) in New York City.

Later in the day, the 28-year-old Olympian made an appearance on Access Hollywood with actress Bernadette Peters, who brought along a rescue dog!

“His people came over to my table and said, ‘Prince Harry wants to meet you,’” Ryan said on Today about the infamous Prince Harry partying in Vegas scandal. “I was like, ‘Lets meet him.’ I went over there. I was fully clothed, and he says, ‘You want to race me in the pool?’ I took off my shirt, jumped in and we started racing.”

“After our race and everything, we went our separate ways. I’m kind of happy. I don’t need that,” Ryan added. “After racing Prince Harry, I got that competitive edge back in me and I want to get back in the water.”

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37 Responses to “Ryan Lochte Talks Meeting Prince Harry in Vegas on 'Today'”

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  1. 1
    CalliO Says:

    I guess Ryan is unhappy that Harry’s Vegas romp has drawn all the attention from his own Vegas romp. But, if he can’t beat Harry’s attention, might as well leech off it. So now, he’s making the rounds, reminding people that he was in Vegas, too, and that he hung out with Harry.


  2. 2
    Madison Says:

    Love him! He looks good in these pics.

  3. 3
    Bubbaness Says:


  4. 4
    haha Says:

    If you don’t “need” that, stop name dropping and talking about it.

  5. 5
    Chase Says:

    He’s not very bright is he?

  6. 6
    Giggles Says:

    @CalliO East Coast media had been planned before Ryan went on vacation to Vegas. It a cute story, the media is interested in him.

  7. 7
    Leah Says:

    He makes me laugh, I like him. I attended a couple of events that he has been at. He is very sweet and nice to fans.

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    mlllllllllllle Says:

    That one is a little dumb….

  9. 9
    Taylor Says:

    Holy hotness! Go Ryan!

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    nn Says:

    Lol he makes a bit of a fool out of prince Harry and his defenders who said that all 28 year old lads had fun like prince harry or that what he did was normal for 28 yr old men. I dont know Lochte but i have the feeling that he has this sense of responsiblity and would never find himself caught up in the scandals of Prince harry> Hsrry needs to grow up

  11. 11
    dobbi Says:

    So sick of him.

  12. 12
    Lily Says:

    Haters gonna hate. Go do your thing, Ryan!

  13. 13
    valerie Says:

    Dumb as ditchwater.

  14. 14
    PrinceHarry Says:


  15. 15
    Delaney Says:

    Love, Love, Love him!!

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    Yohji Says:

    Is he on a mission to be overexposed by the end of the summer? Maybe he should take a leaf out of Phelps’ modesty book!

  17. 17
    pattilee Says:

    oh please..

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    BGO Says:

    Bernadette is like 65 and is still gorgeous

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    [~Fug Face Man!ston~] Says:

    @Chase: He’s dirt dumb, but I think that’s partly why he’s popular.

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    Teegan Says:

    He’s such a chill dude, I bet he’s great fun to hang with.

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    Kora Says:

    If you watched the today show interview, ud know that JJ left off many quotes and the way JJ put together theses ones make him sound a bit douchy but he wasn’t. He actually said that this has been his longest vacation since he was 10 years old and that he’s itching to get back to the pool. He said that meeting prince Harry was “really cool” and “an honor” and that they had a fun time. The context in which he said “I don’t need that” was in a chuckling way as everyone has been saying already. Not cool what ure doing JJ

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    jessie Says:

    “I was like, Let’s meet him.” ??? was he talking to the voice in his head? I don’t think JJ is making him sound like a douche, he was that before he even won at the Olympics.

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    Anna Says:

    “I’m kind of happy. I don’t need that”!!! What an idiot! He’s using what happened to the Prince to try to look like a “nice” boy, as if he had not participated in activities worse than strip pool! Ummm?

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    Jen Says:

    I’m sorry, I don’t get the hate. He is involved in charities, committed to his sport, sweet and very good to his fans. Is because of that Jezebel Web Site wrote a piece and said he was a douche and now that’s the meme. He seems like a great guy. A goofball, but a great guy.

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    WTF Says:

    am i the only one who doesn’t find him attractive at all?!

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